The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.
The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.
Rachel Cargle (Founder and President)
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle is an Ohio born writer and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her content continues to launch meaningful conversation amongst her community of over 280k followers on IG. In addition to her talk on the TEDx stage, her public lecture Unpacking White Feminism has been featured on campuses around the country including American University, Yale, and Harvard. Along with a monthly column on HarpersBazaar.com her work has been featured in PopSugar, Afropunk, Essence, Huffington Post, and Refinery29.
Joe Davis IV (Treasurer)
Born in Ohio, Joe decided to leave his hometown of Columbus,Ohio in 2006 to attend the illustrious Howard University. Passionate to help people in his community lead Joe to purse a pre med curriculum. Often spending his time volunteering eventually lead him to starting his own nonprofit while attending Howard. After graduating with a B.S from Howard; he knew there was more he wanted to achieve in business. He then pursued a career in sales and business development while pursuing several entrepreneurial goals. Joe spends the majority of his time working with private clients to grow their businesses. Aside from working Joe enjoys spending time with his family, working out, cooking/eating and traveling.
Donita Volkwijn (Secretary)
Donita joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in May 2012, and serves as Manager of Knowledge Management. Through her previous roles at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Donita has engaged with a range of individual donors and family foundations, and is now working with her team to catalog and disseminate organizational knowledge with the goal of enhancing Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ profile as a thought leader. Based in New York, she helps internal and external clients develop and implement effective strategies to achieve their philanthropic goals. She is deeply interested in creating and implementing a theory of change, not only as a means of harnessing knowledge, but also as a means of effecting cultural change that serves to inform the sector.
Donita holds extensive experience in the performing arts, having sung in such varied places as London, Paris, Harare, San Francisco, and Tulsa. She attended Oberlin College for her undergraduate studies and The Cleveland Institute of Music for her graduate work, studied German literature and holds a B.M. and M.M in vocal performance. She was born in South Africa and has lived there as well as in Germany, Belgium, and the United States.